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New management appointment at The Plettenberg

Cletous Mazarura has been appointed as the Assistant General Manager at The Plettenberg on the Garden Route.

Mazarura began his career in the 5-star hotel industry at the Sheraton Hotel in Harare. This led him to Planet Baobab Lodge in Botswana, and on to South Africa where he notched up more experience at Zebula Golf Estate & Spa and Waterberg Lodge in Limpopo, as well as Tsala Treetop Lodge.

Armed with 18 years of hotel industry experience, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of The Plettenberg hotel, where his key responsibilities include managing guest services, housekeeping, maintenance, and security. His greatest strengths lie in his adaptability, inspirational leadership, and commitment to excellence.

Mazarura says he is dedicated to ensuring the hotel consistently exceeds guest expectations and he values the creative freedom his role affords him, allowing him to find innovative solutions to problem solving and leading his team by example. ‘The best part of my job is creating unforgettable memories for our guests, but also making a positive impact on our staff’, he says.

About The Plettenberg 

The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, pristine beaches and dense green forests, as well as a burgeoning wine route, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape.

The 5-star Small Luxury Hotels of the World property has direct beach access and showcase some of the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 37 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and two spectacular Villas

Guests are invited to indulge in world-class cuisine in the Restaurant where deliciously fresh dishes are served in a mesmerizing seaside setting. Relax in the Summer Lounge or on the Terrace with a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, or head to the Sandbar for a glass of wine, or meticulously crafted signature cocktails, or pre- or post-dinner drinks. Enjoy a workout in the gym, laze around one of the two swimming pools with their stunning sea views, or get pampered at the Fresh Wellness Spa. Whether you are looking for a romantic seaside escape or an action-packed family holiday, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax, unwind and recharge. 

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